Suffering Toughens a Human Heart

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Mencius teaches in the Chinese traditions: ~When Heaven is about to confer a great office on someone, it first exercises that person’s mind with suffering, and his sinews and bones with toil. It confounds his undertakings. By so doing it stimulates his mind, hardens his nature, and makes good his… Continue reading Suffering Toughens a Human Heart


” Fear is something I don’t think you experience unless you have a choice. If you have a choice, then you’re liable  to be afraid.  But without a choice, what is there to be afraid of? You just go along doing what has to be done.” ~Margaret Hastings, excerpt from Lost in Shangrila Continue reading Fear